Southampton have been busy working to make their squad stronger this summer and if they land one of their latest targets, the club could enjoy a good season.
The Saints had a poor campaign last year in the Premier League, which saw Mark Hughes just rescue them from a place in next season’s Championship.
The Welshman, who replaced Manuel Pellegrino late on in the calendar, has been handed a three-year deal to turn things around at the St. Mary’s Stadium and has already been busy adding to his squad.
With the likes of Angus Gunn, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Stuart Armstrong and Jannik Vestergaard all arriving, Hughes has certainly added quality, however, his latest rumoured target could help take the club to the next level.
According to a report in The Daily Mirror, Southampton are considering a move for Porto’s Moussa Marega. The forward is believed to have attracted plenty of interest from the Premier League, with Everton and West Ham United also thought to be interested in the Mali international.
The 27-year-old has shown that he can find the back of the net on a regular basis, something that the Saints struggled to do last season themselves.
Marega scored 23 times as he guided Porto to their first domestic title for five years, whilst Southampton failed to score less than a goal a game on average.
However, the club will face stiff competition for the player, with both Everton and West Ham keen on bolstering their own attacking options this summer as well.
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